From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wedding Pact and Rose Gardner series comes a friends-to-lovers romance that "reads like a great Hollywood rom-com" (Apple Books).
Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . .
Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world's craziest women. At least that last one he can fix: he and his buddies have made a pact to swear off women, and this includes his sweetly sexy new neighbor.
After one hot night that looks a whole lot like a disaster in the light of day, Kevin and Holly are about to learn that true love doesn't play by the rules . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Family drama, a Chihuahua named Killer, and a forbidden love affair make this quirky romance irresistible. Holly Greenwood has lot on her plate: a boss from hell, a last-minute society wedding that could make her career as an event planner, and a budding relationship with her hot neighbor. When she discovers that her new boyfriend is actually her disapproving boss’ son, she faces some hard choices. Warm and funny, the first book in the Bachelor Brotherhood series reads like a great Hollywood rom-com.
Contemporary romance fans who love bridal trappings and don't mind well-meant social manipulations as long as they lead to a happy ending will delight in the opener of Swank's Bachelor Brotherhood trilogy (spun off from the Wedding Pact series), a sentimental, endearingly goofy story that packs a surprising amount of impulsive heat. Construction foreman Kevin Vandemeer, who's recently returned to Blue Springs, Mo., after a stint in the Marines, has sworn off women and resigned himself to living in the disaster of a fixer-upper his sister has purchased for him. He even agrees to keep the kitten she finds under the steps. Then next door neighbor Holly Greenwood awkwardly brings him part of a homemade lasagna, and they inevitably hit it off. But the demanding wedding planner for whom Holly works is actually Kevin's mother, and the family meddling in their lives runs deep on both sides. Keeping the relationship secret until Holly's big assignment is done will be both necessary and challenging. Swank's fluffy, feel-good storytelling proclaims the primacy of love as a force to which everyone should surrender the bachelors destined to star in future installments haven't got a chance.
First time reading this author. I enjoyed the story and characters. Coming together a little too quickly, but guess that’s modern day dating. I wasn’t bored.
Perfect must romance!
This is a great light hearted romance. Kevin, has sworn off all women after a string of crazy exs. His is so serious about being single, he creates the Bachelor Brotherhood with his two best friends.
Well we all know what happens when you put your foot down about something. In his case the girl next door mess with his plans.
If you read the Wedding Pact series, you'll love this book and get to see a few old characters. If you haven't read that series yet, it's ok! Read this book, fall in the love, then go read the Wedding Pact series. All of them are more than worth it. Who doesn't want lots of laughs and even more love?
Cute romance story and fast read. Unfortunately there were so many typos (...more than a dozen) in this book that it became distracting and took away from the enjoyment of reading. Disappointing!